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  • Hawaiian judge orders released US detainees back to N.Korea (Satire)

    05/18/2018 12:04:16 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 11 May 2018 | Red Square
    A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the recent release of three U.S. detainees from North Korea, calling it a political stunt that violated the detainees' constitutional right to "full and fair punishment," ordering that they be immediately returned to a North Korean prison. The case, brought by Hawaii Atty. Gen. Douglas Chin, follows his earlier move to declare Trump's peace effort unconstitutional and ordering the Korean War to continue as it had been during previous administrations. The latest decision, made just hours after the plane with the detainees landed in Washington, D.C., has struck down the Trump administration's attempt...
  • Freed Americans Give Mike Pence Note Quoting Psalm 126 After Returning From North Korea

    05/12/2018 6:38:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2018 | Samuel Smith
    (Photo: Facebook.com / Vice President Mike Pence)Vice President Mike Pence meets with three Americans - Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song - after their release from North Korean prison on May 10,2018 at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Maryland.The three American Christians who were released this week from North Korea gave Vice President Mike Pence a note citing Psalm 126 as a thanksgiving of freedom during their meeting early Thursday morning.Pence, a devout Christian and former Indiana governor, took to his Facebook page to share the note he received while meeting the men — Kim Dong-chul (arrested...
  • 50 Boko Haram Islamic Radicals Killed; 1,000 Hostages, Women and Children, Rescued in Nigeria

    05/09/2018 7:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Nigerian Army revealed that close to 1,000 hostages, mainly women and children, have been freed following a massive week-long battle against Islamic radical group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE has rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists enclave," the Nigeria Army official Twitter page announced on Monday. "The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters," it added. "Speaking with one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for...
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea

    05/08/2018 12:55:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 08 May 2018
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea Donald Trump announced the mission just minutes before Mr Pompeo arrived in Japan to refuel before flying on to Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is en route to North Korea, President Donald Trumphas said. "He will be there very shortly," Mr Trump told reporters at the White House. Mr Pompeo said he is hoping to finalise Mr Trump's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as well as pressing for the release of three US prisoners from the country. He added that he hopes North Korea...
  • Venezuela is starting to take hostages: Chevron Employees Arrested on Trumped Up Charges

    04/19/2018 8:30:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Venezuela arrested two Chevron employees in Caracas Monday on trumped up charges of corruption. On the surface, the act looks just plain insane: Venezuela's oil industry has cratered into a heap of rubble. Production of oil has fallen to 1949 levels, and five-digit inflation is destroying the value of the currency. Those two events are related: some 25,000 highly skilled state oil company employees have walked away from their jobs, unable to stand working for worthless currency that won't even buy them a cup of coffee. Oil is responsible for 90% of Venezuela's export earnings and pretty well finances the...
  • Former Hostage: FBI Sacrificed My Safety To Track Terrorists

    03/27/2018 6:56:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/27/18
    Having escaped from Al Qaeda-connected terrorists in Syria, Matt Schrier tells 'The Story' why he's upset over the FBI's handling of his case and is accusing the bureau of misleading his family.http://www.foxnews.com/shows/the-story.html
  • American who escaped Al Qaeda captivity says FBI, under Mueller and Comey, betrayed him

    03/26/2018 6:54:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2018 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE – After he escaped from Al Qaeda in Syria, American photojournalist Matt Schrier investigated his own kidnapping and uncovered what he describes as a pattern of "betrayal" by FBI agents handling his case. Schrier is now asking hard questions of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who now leads the special counsel Russia probe, and former FBI Director James Comey who was fired by President Trump in May 2017. "Not every FBI agent is bad. Some are very good people," Schrier told Fox News. "But the ones that are bad need to be weeded out. And the ones who let...
  • French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

    03/24/2018 2:35:12 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    TREBES, France – France's top security official says a heroic officer who swapped himself for a hostage during an attack on a supermarket has died of his injuries. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb wrote in a tweet early Saturday that Col. Arnaud Beltrame had "died for his country."
  • Gunman, 3 hostages reported dead at California veterans home [Yountville]

    03/09/2018 12:22:13 PM PST · by MeganC · 89 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/9/2018 | FOX News
    An armed man took three hostages during an "active shooter situation" at a California veterans home Friday afternoon, a fire official said. Earlier, it emerged the veterans home was on lockdown after reports of shots fired. The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said officers responded to the Veterans Home of California in Yountville around 10:45 a.m. local time and a shelter-in-place order was issued.
  • Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking

    03/05/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2, 2018, 5:41 PM | Nate Schenkkan
    The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name. Turkish hostage-taking has become one of the most pressing problems in relations between Ankara and its Western allies. It is something that everyone knows is happening, but political leaders and diplomats are reluctant to call it by its name.The most recent case concerns German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was arrested in Turkey in February 2017 on accusations of propaganda for a terrorist organization. Yucel, a correspondent for Die Welt known for his journalism about Turkey’s crackdown, had written articles based on the hacked emails of...
  • Police: Man arrested in West Valley after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

    02/25/2018 5:47:11 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ksl ^ | Feb. 24, 2018 | Jacob Klopfenstein
    A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police said he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage... Wasden and Velasquez spent the next four hours in the home, as Velasquez negotiated with police through the door. Ultimately, it was Wasden who finally convinced him to release her unharmed around 3:30 a.m. after she gave him a lecture about not making a mess, Gabbard said. "He was rifling through the drawers, making a mess, spilling things all over and she has her 100th birthday party one week from today," Gabbard said. "And her words to him...
  • Sources: Armed man barricaded inside Canton Township bank with hostages

    01/25/2018 3:13:16 PM PST · by taildragger · 7 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 01/25/2018 | Derrick Hutchinson
    Sources: Armed man barricaded inside Canton Township bank with hostages Police negotiating with barricaded robber at Citizens Bank By Derick Hutchinson Posted: 4:49 PM, January 25, 2018 Updated: 4:49 PM, January 25, 2018 CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Sources told Local 4 that an armed man is barricaded inside a Canton Township bank with hostages. Officials said they are negotiating with a bank robber who barricaded himself inside the Citizens Bank on Canton Center Road in Canton Township. The Citizen's Bank is near the intersection of Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads. Canton police officers and members of the Western-Wayne Special...
  • White House changes public voicemail to say Democrats holding government 'hostage'

    01/21/2018 10:53:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The White House's public comment telephone line isn't accepting calls amid the ongoing government shutdown, and its recently updated recorded message blames it on Democrats. Upon calling the comment line Sunday morning at (202) 456-1111, a woman's voice reads the following message: "Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate," she says. "Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down," she continues. "In the meantime, you can leave a comment...
  • Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

    01/02/2018 9:25:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:26 PM ET, Tue January 2, 2018 | Chris Boyette and Emanuella Grinberg,
    Boyle was previously married to the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian imprisoned for 10 years at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after fighting US troops in Afghanistan. A senior official said Boyle refused to board an American military plane over concerns he could face arrest. Boyle said his family had been delayed due to a medical emergency surrounding one of his children. According to Canadian media reports, the charges include: - Eight counts of assault - Two counts of sexual assault - Two counts of unlawful confinement - One count of uttering death threats - One...
  • Turkey May Have Finally Exhausted The Patience Of The White House

    10/09/2017 8:36:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The budding bromance between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may finally be on the rocks. It’s not as if the Turks haven’t given us plenty of reasons to be upset with them already, but the recent arrest of of one of our embassy workers in Istanbul seems to have been the straw which at least put a crack in the camel’s back.This wasn’t even an American citizen who was taken in. It was a Turkish worker at the embassy who was charged with having ties to Cleric Fethullah Gulen (which is the same charge that the...
  • Turkish President Admits He’s Holding Americans Hostage

    10/09/2017 8:35:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Plenty of us have been saying this for almost a year now or at least suspected it strongly. The Tyrant of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been taking and holding American citizens prisoner since last winter, supposedly on charges of being conspirators (or at least sympathizers) in the failed coup attempt in Turkey last summer. One of the longest held is Pastor Andrew Brunson, who we’ve written about at length here. But now Erdogan has taken additional Americans captive, possibly more than a dozen, all of whom he alleges are somehow in league with exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen,...
  • Turkey President Offers to Release US Pastor in Exchange for Muslim Cleric

    09/28/2017 1:55:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that Turkey could free a detained U.S. pastor if the United States hands over a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania whom Ankara blames for a failed military coup last year. Turkey has been seeking the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan whose supporters are blamed for trying to overthrow Erdogan's government in July 2016. Gulen has denied any role in the coup attempt, in which 250 people were killed. Thousands of people have been detained in a crackdown since the failed coup, including American Christian missionary Andrew Brunson, who ran a...
  • Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at Illinois hospital

    05/14/2017 2:54:21 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    ABC News.com ^ | May 14, 2017 12:14 AM | AP
    Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate who took two nurses hostage at a hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction's officer guarding him, authorities said. A SWAT team quickly moved in to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva after negotiations broke down with the inmate Saturday afternoon, Kane County Sheriff's Off6ice spokesman Patrick Gengler said. Gengler said one officer shot and killed the inmate, whom he identified as 21-year-old Tywon Salters.
  • Police: Woman held captive in pit, neighbor arrested

    04/26/2017 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jordan Vilines, Jennifer Baker
    BLANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A crying woman was found captive in a pit dug in her neighbor's backyard shed early Wednesday, police say. Dennis Dunn, 45, was arrested and charged with her kidnapping. Officers first responded to the Blanchester neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. after a woman reported her daughter, Jennifer Elliott, missing from a Central Avenue home, according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. A neighbor called to report hearing cries from a backyard shed around 4 a.m. The first officer who arrived also heard the cries, which led him to the shed. *****VIDEO ON LINK*****
  • Suggestions: Who should replace Comey and Ryan?

    03/28/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Hostage · 166 replies
    Developing ^ | March 28, 2017 | Unknown
    This is developing! It is more than a rumor as the source is known to me and is credible. I admit I haven't yet validated everything. But I am asking Freepers to help catch any news, social media, credible scuttlebutt on the firing of Comey.